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Our Spare Bedroom Makeover

I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am to be finally sharing our spare bedroom makeover on my blog. I’ve been itching to get stuck into this project for months and it feels so good to say that it is finally done (well, almost.. there is still a picture rail to be fitted and we need to buy a desk chair but that’s it!!) We are super pleased with how this room has turned out. It took a lot of long evenings spent painting to cover over the ghastly layers of bright paint (I’ve included a couple of awful before photos below!) but it was totally worth it as we now have a beautiful guest bedroom and office space that we are already loving using.

If you read my spare bedroom inspiration post a couple of months back then you’ll remember that I said we would be going for a grey and yellow colour scheme in this room… WELL… turns out that I loved those colours so much after buying some bits and pieces that I used them in our own bedroom instead! Oops. So it was back to the drawing board again! I knew that I wanted the room to have a really light and airy feel to it so I’d always had my heart set on painting the walls white, much to my husbands annoyance! Ha. I also really wanted to have simple white bedding too and bring in some pops of colour through some different accessories.

I then stumbled upon this gorgeous pastel striped throw* from Wayfair and just fell in love with it so I used that as my main colour scheme inspiration for the rest of the room along with some really subtle copper accents.

Furniture wise we actually already had the bed frame as we recently got a new one and Josh very cleverly built the smaller drawers himself using pieces from an old desk. The larger chest of drawers once belonged to Josh’s grandparents but we up cycled them by giving them a fresh lick of paint and changing the knobs. I was desperate to paint them in a pretty pastel hue but Josh really wasn’t keen on the idea sadly. The desk is the only new piece of furniture in the room and even that was a complete bargain! It looks a bit bare at the moment so I’m on the hunt for some matching desk accessories and we still need to get a chair which will then complete our little work space.

I’m so pleased with our new space and it definitely looks just as good as I imagined in my head, if not better! I can’t wait to host our first guests in our new spare room at the end of the month. I’ll let the photos do the rest of the talking and I have tried my hardest to link all the items used for anyone who might be interested. I hope you love it as much as we do!

Pastel Striped Throw – Wayfair*

Vintage Tripod Lamp in Mint – Wayfair*

White Bedding – Wayfair*

Pastel Blue Scatter Cushions – IKEA

Copper Fairy Lights – Primark

Pale Pink Cushion – Primark

Floral Print – Sweet Pea Paperie

Grey Frame – IKEA

Mini Succulents – IKEA

Pastel Yellow Boxes – IKEA

Copper Basket – Next

Desk – IKEA

Thanks so much for reading
Harriet xo

*Wayfair kindly gifted me the items mentioned in this post for a recent project I worked on with them. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own*

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  1. lizziemacktravel

    June 20, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    Wow! this room is beautiful! i Love the pastel colours you’ve used and the lamp is gorgeous!!

    1. Harriet Lee

      July 2, 2016 at 8:04 pm

      Thanks Lizzie! So kind of you xo

  2. Kimberley

    June 20, 2016 at 9:16 pm


    1. Harriet Lee

      July 2, 2016 at 8:04 pm

      Thanks so much Kimberley! xo

  3. Lisa (

    June 21, 2016 at 10:06 am

    Oh wow, it’s so light and airy, I love it! Definitely feeling inspired – now I just need a space that we can actually customise like this!

    1. Harriet Lee

      July 2, 2016 at 8:04 pm

      Thanks Lisa! So glad I inspired you! xo

  4. joannavictoria

    June 21, 2016 at 10:24 am

    I love what you have done it looks so bright and airy and I love how the pastles give the room a bit of color. I’m in love with the look of the copper fairy lights from primark.

    1. Harriet Lee

      July 2, 2016 at 8:03 pm

      Thank you! The fairy lights are so pretty when on too! xo

  5. Rebecca | AAUBlog

    June 21, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    this looks amazing – looks really different. Love the white and then the accents of colour with the accessories. The floor lamp is everything!

    1. Harriet Lee

      July 2, 2016 at 8:03 pm

      Thanks Rebecca! The floor lamp is so so gorgeous! xo

  6. sabrina

    June 21, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    Oh my goodness I love the colours in your makeover, so bright and fresh. Pastels are so lovely, just brightens up a room don’t they! X

    1. Harriet Lee

      July 2, 2016 at 8:03 pm

      Thanks Sabrina! Loving pastels at the moment xo

  7. Caro | The Twinkle Diaries

    June 24, 2016 at 6:50 pm

    Aaaah Harriet!!!! It looks absolutely GORGEOUS! I totally love the white and pastel theme — so lovely and fresh — I bet you’re thrilled with it, it’s so lovely! You’ll be having your house guests want to move in!! 😉 Thanks so much for linking up with us lovely! 🙂 Caro xx #HomeEtc

    1. Harriet Lee

      July 2, 2016 at 8:01 pm

      Thanks so much Caro! We really are thrilled with how it turned out. XO

  8. Molly and the Princess

    June 26, 2016 at 11:32 am

    It’s so lovely, you’ve done a great job – looks so cool and peaceful. What a lovely fireplace and the mirror is perfect match for it. I’m a big fan of white bedding and that is a gorgeous set from Wayfair #mustnotreachforcreditcard your photos give a great feel of the room, love it! #HomeEtc

    1. Harriet Lee

      July 2, 2016 at 8:00 pm

      Thank you! It is so peaceful, I love working at the desk now as there are no distractions! Wayfair have some really lovely bits in at the mo!! xo

  9. mummyofboygirltwins

    June 28, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    Utterly amazing! LOVE this and the colours work so well – beautiful. Such a transformation and so pretty. Perfect xx

    1. Harriet Lee

      July 2, 2016 at 8:45 am

      Thanks so much Jess! So kind of you xo

  10. San King

    June 29, 2016 at 11:04 am

    I love it!!!! gorgeous! and the floorboards!!! love! xxx

    1. Harriet Lee

      July 2, 2016 at 8:45 am

      Thanks so much! I do love the floorboards! xx

  11. Harriet Lee

    July 2, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    Sure thaaaang, taking bookings now 😉 Thanks lovely, they are my two favourite bits in the room too! xo

  12. Harriet Lee

    July 2, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    Thanks lovely! I love how bright it is in there! xo

  13. steph_baybee

    July 4, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    That is beautiful, I love the pastel colours. What a difference to the previous colour!

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    September 28, 2018 at 9:21 am

    Everything you choose is absolutely awesome. Vibrant colors.

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